Dan Bergeron, aka fauxreel, is an artist based in Toronto who has been creating for the better part of a decade photo based street interventions. Within his project “face of the city” he used the distressed surfaces of walls in modern cities to create stunning portraits.
The artist says, “as the walls and surfaces of the city define its physical character and spatial identity, the faces of its inhabitants provide the city with its personality, disposition and magnetism. The fusion of these two entities will simultaneously expose the frailty of urban architecture and to a certain extent human existence, while conversely exploring the idea that beauty truly lies in the scars, wrinkles and blemishes of places we live and people we meet.”
L.E.T. is a franco german street art artist with homebase in Düsseldorf. Since 1992 he is specialised in stencils and paste ups and was one of the first street art artists in Germany. L.E.T. stands for Les Enfants Terribles, what was a synonym for misfits and eccentrics in the art scene.
You can find more about L.E.T. on Facebook, Flickr or the galleries´ websites 30works and Pretty Portal.
Until March 4th you can visit the exhibition “dirty works @ 30works – Volume III” in Cologne with works from L.E.T., EMESS, VAN RAY and others.
Genius PR Campaign by Australian Art Series Hotel Group which gives a new twist to ”let’s raffle off something arty and it will get us some PR”. They announced that they were going to put up an original Banksy ”No Ball Games” worth around 12.000 € in one of their hotels. They then challenged their hotel guests to spot it- and steal it!
The lucky thief got to keep the painting. Check out the sucessful heist on their website
Just a short event announcement:
STROKE.ARTFAIR is heading Munich this month. From 26th till 29th of May the urban art fair will take place at ZENITH.
The organizer about STROKE.ARTFAIR: “In 2011, the STROKE.ARTFAIR stands once more for an unconventional and hedonistic approach to art. Whether with an education in art history, with the serious intentions of an art collector, with passion for colours and shapes or wether out of pure curiousity – STROKE stands for uncompromising equality and openness. More than 40 galeries and art projects form the core of the fair, that has evolved into a unique and internationally renowned art event through new internal programmes such as STROKE.DIGITAL, STROKE.MUSIC, STROKE.FEATURE, URBAN-SHOCK STUDIO, numerous live paintings and parties.”
some impressions from earlier exhibitions:
STROKE.ARTFAIR on Facebook!
Tickets available here!
STROKE.ARTFAIR Berlin starts on September 29th till October 2nd.